BLEND POR­TRAIT IMAGES

Why set­tle for one im­age when you can have two? Here’s how to blend with En­light

Mac Format - - CONTENTS - Ian Even­den

An En­light­en­ing tu­to­rial on photo edit­ing

En­light, an im­age edit­ing app from de­vel­oper Lightricks, is the win­ner of a 2017 Ap­ple De­sign Award, and App Store app of the year in eight coun­tries – and

it’s easy to see why. En­light is both pow­er­ful and easy to use, and a bit of prac­tice pro­duces some stun­ning re­sults. Each time you open a tool you haven’t used be­fore, a handy tu­to­rial ap­pears so you know how to use it – and you can ei­ther read it, or dis­miss it and plough ahead re­gard­less. The app runs the gamut from ba­sic ad­just­ments and one-shot fil­ters, to com­plex im­age warp­ing and, as we’ll dis­cover here, dou­ble ex­po­sure ef­fects.

Plac­ing one photo over an­other is noth­ing new in pho­tog­ra­phy cir­cles, but the ease with which En­light al­lows you to both blend images and re­move the bits you don’t want to see makes it one of the best ways to ex­plore this par­tic­u­lar ef­fect we’ve come across.

We’ll also see how to fin­ish off your cre­ation, adding a frame graphic and shar­ing the re­sult to so­cial me­dia or email. Grab En­light from the iOS App Store and let’s get started straight away.

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